The Best Children's Reading and Book Apps We had an expert panel choose the latest and greatest children's reading and book apps. Here are their picks! Meet Our Expert Reviewers: Julia Fitzgerald, CMO of Sylvan Learning Christopher Healy, children’s media reviewer for Common Sense Media Carisa Kluver, founder of Digital-storytime.com, a picture-book apps review site Really Excellent E-reading Apps Endless Alphabet Uses adorable monsters to teach kids vocab words. Nosy Crow: The Three Little Pigs Refreshes the classic fairy tale by adding cool interactive twists. iOS, Nosy Crow Limited $5. Barefoot World Atlas Helps kids explore continents and oceans, on a 3-D globe. iOS and Android, Touch Press LLP $5. Pango Free Lets readers drive the story by shaking and touching the characters. Toontastic: School Edition Allows little ones to draw and share their own cartoons. iOS, Launchpad Toys $10. Encyclopedia Brittanica Kids PlayTales Looking to introduce your little one to a foreign language? MeeGenius AlphaTots Alphabet3. Super Why Phonics Fair
iPad Book Apps Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs. Luckily, we have lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious who share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps most listed by educators on Appolicious. 1. 3D Brain (iPad, iPhone. Reviewed by educator lmorris: “This is a great learning tool for any student. Subject/Grade: Science (Biology). 4-12. Listed by: Alline, techsupv, and SkylineiPads. 2. Reviewed by educator lmorris: “This is a great app for learning about priceless pieces of art. Subject/Grade: Art. 6-12. Listed by: justatitch, uwcsea and LaurieFowler. 3. Subject/Grade: Language Arts, Math, Science. 4. Listed by: klbruni331.
Children's Technology Review | News and reviews of children's interactive media Special Needs iphone/ itouch apps Early Connections: A Parent Education Toolkit for Early Childhood Providers We've all heard stories of 2-year-olds toddling up to the TV and swiping it like a smartphone. Some parents are amazed; some worry it's too early. Many parents wonder: Is media OK at such a young age? If so, which media are best? As an early childhood provider, you're in a perfect position to help guide parents and kids. Early Connections contains a host of easy-to-use resources so you can educate your families about media and technology. The toolkit includes handouts, family workshop outlines, media recommendations and more, focused on 6 topics related to media and technology: Created with a strong research base and reviewed by expert teachers, academics, and specialists in the field, Early Connections echoes the guidelines put forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center. Acknowledgments Special thanks to Dr.
Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. by Dawn Villarreal, One Place for Special Needs Android apps (all) Android does not have the nice interface of iTunes for viewing apps on the Internet as opposed to your device. Aphasia appsApps specific to those with aphasia Apraxia appsApps specific to those with Childhood Apraxia of Speech Articulation appsApps that focus on articulation. Assistive technology apps Here are a variety of assistive technology apps employing voice recognition, text to speech, easy to use technology for impaired motor abilities. Auditory memory apps Auditory memory is the ability to remember what you heard. Auditory discrimination apps Children with auditory discrimination deficits misinterpret language sounds or process them slowly. Autism appsApps specific to those on the autism spectrum Other resources
Little eLit | Young Children, New Media & Libraries 124 Sites For Free Children's Books Online Introduction This is a listing of 234 sites that legally offer free ebooks for children to read. There is a separate listing of audio books for children at Best Free Audio Books Online For Children. (72 sites) This page is geared towards younger children. Free eBooks Online Teen and Young Adults for older children. All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute. This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below or at our forums. A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages: For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see Free eBooks and Audio Books To Read Online or Download Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials for children. Children's eBooks Series Free Children's eBooks 2020ok around 100 books for babies through 12 nicely divided into categories. Arthur's Classic Novels Book Goodies For Kids eReader News
Building an eBook Library I've just gotten my first iPad in my classroom, and while I've been blogging about their potential for quite a while, I'm truly seeing their amazing possibilities. One area I've found to be especially useful is in create an eBook library. I've talked in the past about writing simple books with your students to help build your library (Stories in a New York Minute), what I want to talk about today is creating a digital library. iBooks has the ability to work with ePub files, which means the files can include both images, audio & video embedded in the book. I've recently started having my students create the books to include in this library. We've been using an app called Creative Book Builder ($3.99). Another app we've been trying out is Blurb Mobile (Free). One website I'd like to see embrace ePub is TarheelReader.org. I don't know exactly where this mobile education stuff is going, but I do know that having a digital eBook library is going to be a growing trend! Patrick Share this